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Child Development

Biosocial Development in the First Two Years

From birth to age 2, your child will display traits that seem simple on the surface yet, for some reason, amaze you and fill you …

Preschool Activities You Can Do At Home

  Once your young child begins attending preschool, he or she will begin to ask to do some of their favorite activities at home. Here …

Self Esteem and Your Child’s Motivation

  Have you ever thought about your child’s future and said something like, “I don’t mind if they’re never rich and famous so long as …

How to Teach Your Child to Be More Responsible

Teaching children responsibility is one of the jobs you have as a parent. It’s daunting to think about but necessary. Many adults don’t understand responsibility, …

The Benefits of Outdoor Play For Preschoolers

In the modern world of games consoles and interactive toys, it’s easy to overlook the importance of outdoor play. It’s a big world outside of …

Football Brain Damage: Should Parents Worry?

With stories in the news about ex-football players succumbing to dementia and suicide, brain damage from playing football over a period of years has come …

How to Help Your Child Learn Appropriate Behavior

Children don’t always behave; in fact, it takes time to learn the social rules for different situations. Parents play a key role in helping their …

High Food Insecurity for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has found that low-income families with children that have special healthcare needs have a …

The Biggest Contribution of Parenting to Humanity

The definition of humanity is the state of being human; more specifically, of being kind to others. When we think of humanity, we think of …

Moving Onwards: Your 12-Year-Old

You’ve supported your child for over a decade and he’s fast heading for his teenage years. What can you expect in the last year before …

Moving Onwards: Your 11-Year-Old’s Development

Your daughter is facing some huge changes in her life: a new school, approaching teenhood and a body that’s changing in ways that may feel …

Encouraging Independence in Your Toddler

Whether you are a first-time parent or a more experienced one, the toddler years are sure to be a time of excitement. Those helpless baby …

Giving Your Teen Space

  Raising a teenager is difficult for the best of parents, just as being a teenager is difficult for all teens, regardless of how easy …

What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount …

Tooth Fairy Fun: Helping Your Kids Learn About Oral Hygiene

The first incarnation of the modern Tooth Fairy can be traced back to a Chicago Daily Tribune article dating back to 1908, though the actual …

Reducing Screen Time May Improve Kids’ Behavior & Focus – A Book Review

According to a new book, Reset Your Child’s Brain – A Four-Week Plan To End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing The …